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2014 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
REAL LIFE 101 LECTURE SERIES, THE WAR ON POVERTY: ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES AND PRESCRIPTIONS
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
School of Law
Upon the 50th anniversary of the 1964 War on Poverty, there is still a lively debate on how much government has accomplished. Poverty rates remain high, and the gap between the rich and poor has widened. Poverty, income inequality and economic fairness are social issues gaining increased attention. A panel will explore which anti-poverty programs have worked and which have not. What are the poor in our community really facing daily? What innovative new policies show signs of success? What are the relative strengths of market, governmental and non-profit sector solutions? Is ideology and partisanship standing in the way of practical, commonsense, middle ground policies?
David Chamowitz ('06) and Michael Chamowitz ('77) of Chamowitz & Chamowitz, are sponsoring the program and will donate up to $250 to scholarships at the law school for correct answers to a short audience participation quiz game kicking off the evening.
ASSOCIATION OF PUBLIC INTEREST LAW - 17TH ANNUAL AUCTION AND HAPPY HOUR
@ O’Sullivans – 3207 Washington Boulevard, Arlington
Thursday, March 20
6 – 9 p.m.
Happy Hour with drinks and appetizers provided
Don’t miss your chance to win some great items! Alumni are encouraged to join students, staff, and faculty at this traditional law school event. Proceeds from the Annual APIL Auction support stipends for GMUSL students who dedicate their summers to working at unpaid public interest positions, serving the underserved in the legal world. The event is completely student-run, except for our wonderful faculty auctioneers.
Last year's donations included: dinner for eight with Prof. Claeys, a tour of the U.S. Supreme Court with Prof. O’Neill, a boat outing with Judge Wooldridge, a private plane ride over Virginia, bobbleheads of justices, and various donations from restaurants, sports teams, and theatres! Remember that all items purchased at the auction must be paid for at the close of the auction via cash or check.
APIL is also looking for additional items or services to add to the auction block, so please consider donating an item to the auction! If you would like to donate please email the auction chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PUBLIC INTEREST LAW NETWORKING BREAKFAST - RESCHEDULED
Tuesday, March 25
Hazel Hall Atrium, School of Law
Current students from American Constitution Society, Association for Public Interest Law, and the VBA Pro Bono Society invite all alumni to a networking breakfast at the law school. This is an opportunity for alumni who work in government service or are interested in public interest law to meet each other and students who are also interested in pursuing careers in public service. There is no charge for the breakfast, but please RSVP, if you would like to join us.
WOMEN'S LAW ASSOCIATION ALUMNAE NETWORKING BREAKFAST
Wednesday, April 9
Room 126, Founders Hall
The tradition continues. Take advantage of a wonderful opportunity to meet fellow alumnae at the annual networking breakfast hosted by the School of Law with the help of the Women’s Law Association.
A continental breakfast is served throughout the morning to allow you time to mingle and talk with fellow alumnae and students. Please plan to join us on Wednesday, April 9 for this very popular annual event. Please RSVP online by Friday, April 4.
SAVE THE DATE! 17TH ANNUAL JUDICIAL & LEGISLATIVE RECEPTION
Wednesday, May 21
Founders Hall, School of Law
The Judicial and Legislative Reception, hosted by the Law School and the Law Alumni Association, provides a great opportunity for alumni to gather together and meet with judges, legislators, and attorneys from Virginia and the D.C. metro area. Please plan to attend and enjoy an evening featuring food, music, and wines and beer from Virginia.
The event is generously sponsored by many law firms who support the event as platinum, gold, silver, and bronze sponsors. If you are interested in obtaining information about becoming a sponsor, contact the Alumni Services Office at 703-993-9862 or download the sponsorship form.
WAYS TO BE INVOLVED:
Law Student and Graduate Hiring Program
Looking for temporary or permanent legal help (paid or unpaid)? Then consider using the free services of the the law school's Career Services Office to attract law students or graduates. Our career development staff will work with you to advertise your needs and can oversee resume collection and interview scheduling. For further information on participating in this program, contact the Career, Academic and Alumni Services Office at 703-993-8020.
Founders Hall Garage: Visitor parking is now open. The rates are set at the prevailing rates for all University visitor garages. Currently the rates are $3/hour with a daily maximum of $14 Monday-Friday. After 5 pm on Fridays and all day on Saturday and Sunday, there is a flat daily rate of $7. Payment methods accepted: cash, coin, Visa/Mastercard, and Founders Hall validations.
GMU Metropolitan Building (3434 Washington Blvd): Visitor parking is allowed only with advance permission from Parking Services at all times. Parking is prohibited without a permit in the GMU leased spaces, and the hourly rates apply only to customers of the retail businesses in the building.
Metered parking is available on the streets around the law school and at the Truland Building (3330 Washington Blvd) on the surface level (located off Kirkwood Road).